Getting Ready

Move-In IconMove-In Fall 2019


Getting Ready:

We are excited to begin the 2019-2020 academic year and look forward to your arrival in August!  Getting prepared for the move to your new home away from home can be overwhelming.  Please read through the tips and hints on this page for what to pack and what to leave behind.

We could never list all the items you might need, but this will help you get started.  Also, remember that many items can be shared, so be sure to communicate with your roommate(s) prior to packing.

As you are packing, please remember to label your items with your last name, residence hall, and room number.  Volunteer move in helpers will be available and the labels will help get your belongings to the right place. More details on this can be found on the MOVE-IN DAY section of our website.

Finally, please review the MOVE-IN DAY section of our website to plan your travel.  The information on that page is essential for a smooth and successful Move-In Day.


Move in dates and times:

*** In order to provide an organized and efficient experience, move-in times are staggered this year.

Friday, August 16:

  • Move in for New Students living on an odd numbered floor begins at 8:00 AM.
  • Move in for New Students living on an even numbered floor begins at 11:30 AM.

Saturday, August 17:

  • Move in for Returning Students living on an odd numbered floor begins at 8:00 AM.
  • Move in for Returning Students living on an even numbered floor begins at 11:30 AM.

For more details on staggered move-in, please review the MOVE-IN DAY section of our website.

If you are not sure of your room assignment or what floor you will be living on, log into Wingspan and follow the link for Eaglesnest Housing.

Amenities and Features:

  • Our room personalization and furnishings page will give students an idea of what will be in the rooms and how they can decorate.
  • For more information on what your residence hall includes, check out our features chart.
  • For more information about window, floor, or mattress measurements, check out our room measurements page.
  • For more information about your campus mailbox, please visit our Campus Post Office page.
  • For more information about your meal plan, visit our Dining Services webpage.


Packing List:

- Bathrobe - Organizational/storage supplies
- Blankets - Pillows
- Bookbag/backpack - Plastic storage containers
- Cleaning Supplies
(disinfectant wipes, duster, dish soap, etc.)
- Raincoat
- Coffee Pot - Room decorations
(no candles or incense)
- Tension curtain rod and curtain
(to cover closet space in Wofford and Richardson)
- Rug
- Desk lamp
(not halogen)
- School supplies
- Digital Television with QAM Tuner - Sheets
(extra-long twin bed)
- Electrical surge protector/power strip - Shower caddy
- Fan - Shower shoes
- First aid supplies - Toiletries
- Flashlight - Towels
- Hair Dryer - Trash bags
- Laundry Supplies - Umbrella
- Mattress Cover - Vacuum Cleaner
- Medical Insurance Information - Wall adhesive
(blue painter's tape only)


Prohibited Items:

- Candles and Incense - Halogen Lamps
- Contact Paper - Hoverboards
- Cooking Appliances - Pets
- Extension Cords without surge protection - Router
- Extra Furniture - Wallpaper or borders

Insurance Information

Part of college life includes taking suitable precautions with regard to personal belongings and being alert to suspicious activities within the residence halls. Regardless of these precautions, loss of personal property is sometimes inevitable. Our Student Handbook clearly states that Winthrop University is not responsible for personal property owned by students, faculty or staff.

Find out more information on property insurance.


Accessibility Accommodations

For any questions or information, please contact Office of Accessibility

Last Updated: 8/1/19